A new report from the state Department of Environmental Quality says people in Oregon sent more garbage to landfills and recycled less in 2014.
#In Wasco County, 18,175 tons of trash were disposed of, 7,356 tons were recovered, with a total recovery rate – which includes reuse and residential composting – of 34.8 percent. Sherman County disposed of 1,159 tons, recovered 220 tons with a total recovery rate of 22 percent.
#Sherman County exceeded the state recovery goal, set in 2009, of 20 percent but Wasco County was slightly below the recovery goal of 35 percent.
#Paul Lepinski, owner of A&P Recycling in The Dalles, has made a business out of recycling since the 1980s.